Seamus Begley (1949-2023)

From the first time the Horse, Liz Carroll, and myself met you in TJ Daly’s on 63rd Street back in 1976 you were a constant source of joy, joviality, jigs played in that jaunting juggernaut west Kerry style – followed…

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New Year. New Start...

This year marks the 60th anniversary of my arrival in Chicago from Ireland along with the Kerrywoman where we were reunited with the Horse for a new start and new beginning in this great Windy City. 

It was also sixty…

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Ireland Tonight with Maryann McTeague Keifer

(Maryann Keifer & Me with picture by Grace Madden behind the desk)

Hi Folks!! 

Sorry to let you know that I won't be able to fulfill Maryann McTeague Keifer’s wishes for me to assume the mantle of her “Ireland Tonight”…

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Maryann McTeague Keifer

I was with Maryann McTeague Keifer and her sister in the hospital Friday afternoon — I held Maryann’s hand and told her she was loved dearly by me and all who were fortunate enough to know her and be part…

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A Spoken Tribute to Mick Moloney (1944-2022)

I was in New York City for six hours yesterday morning for the mighty service for Mick Moloney just blocks from where he lived the past many years in Washington Square and where he and I passed several times a…

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Mick Moloney (1944-2022)

 

I dunno what to say. I dropped Mick off at his Bleecker Street flat at noon on Monday after twelve brilliant days of music, song, long chats, laughs, and just plain ol’ hanging – just as we had done countless…

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Dennis Cahill funeral arrangements

The funeral mass for Dennis Cahill will take place next Friday, July 8th at 11AM at his parish church: 

St. Priscilla's Church 

6949 W Addison St 

Chicago, IL 60634 

I will post an update if a viewing link is available…

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Dennis Cahill (1954-2022)

Our dearest Dennis Cahill passed away peacefully on Monday evening, with his beloved Mary by his side as she has throughout his journey. Just moments before — we were comforting Dennis while The Lament for Limerick from Dennis’ album with…

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Happy Heavenly 93rd Birthday Horse!!

This Xmas Eve would have been the Horse's 93rd birthday. It was heartwarming, sad, and joyous revisiting my thirty brief years with the Horse this past year and a half whilst putting together my musical memory HORSE in his honor. 

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Tony McLaughlin (1949-2021)

Another sad day in the Irish music and dance community with the sudden passing of Tony McLaughlin at 72 years. I was just with Tony a couple of weeks back on a Sunday night post Lanigans session -- he was…

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